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Things To Do on Fall Break in Franklin

Things To Do on Fall Break in Franklin

Happy fall break, Williamson County! Whether you are visiting on vacation or planning a staycation, we have some great suggestions for you to have some fun in Franklin!

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Visitor Center

The Franklin Visitor Center has all the information you need for a fun getaway! With their friendly staff and excellent information, you will discover the best places to explore, dine, and shop! The Visitor Center is the perfect first stop for anyone ready to get a head start on their Franklin adventure! 


Downtown Franklin offers an array of shops including antique stores, clothing boutiques, art galleries, gift and book stores, and restaurants. Whatever you’re looking for, downtown Franklin has it! This area of eclectic shops and dining also hosts several festivals throughout the year. Spend a day exploring downtown Franklin! 

Leiper’s Fork

Leiper’s Fork is a quaint, charming community in Williamson County. This small town offers a down-to-earth feel as well as a selection of antique shops, art galleries, and local diners. The village’s biggest draw is the Leiper’s Fork Distillery, a small batch whiskey distillery offering tours and tastings! Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy your time at Leiper’s Fork!

Civil War Tour

Gray Line Tennessee’s Civil War Tour in Franklin includes visits to the Carter House, the Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House Museum. With informed guides to narrate your journey and an air-conditioned coach to ride in, this experience will leave you more knowledgeable and well-rounded. Whether you love history or just want to know more about Franklin’s past, this is the tour for you!

Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures’  hot air balloon rides are the perfect way to view the state’s beautiful landscape. The hot air balloon rides take off at sunrise or sunset, so you can enjoy the endless, colorful skies and rolling hills. After an hour of incredible views, you can celebrate with some complimentary champagne! Whether you’re a local or a tourist, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Farmers Market

From the produce grown by farmers to the items handmade by artisans, the Franklin farmers market is the place to be for everything local! Make sure to stop by this event taking place every Saturday morning. The farmers market is a great place to enjoy the company of Williamson County residents while supporting the community and learning more about Franklin culture!

The Factory

What was once a stove factory in the years 1929-1996 is now your all-in-one destination for local shopping, dining, and entertainment. Plan a day at this unique venue of unique shops and eateries! It is open every day from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and always creates an atmosphere of fun!

Arrington Vineyards

Dubbed as Nashville’s “Wine Country”, Arrington Vineyards is the perfect place for a picnic with family and friends! Along with wine tasting and live music, you can expect beautiful views on this 95-acre property. Co-owned by Kix Brooks, Arrington Vineyards is a must for vacations and staycations alike. 

Art Galleries, Museums, and Parks 

Franklin has a plethora of museums, art galleries, and parks to visit! Discover a new favorite pastime of strolling through a park or museum.

Art Gallery: Gallery 202 is a local favorite with original and handmade artwork, so if you want to browse some art, you know where to go!

Museum: Lotz House Museum has been on the National Historic Register since 1976 and is located at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin. Take a walk downtown and check it out!

Park: Winstead Hill Park contains a ¾ mile walking trail, as well as education regarding the Battle of Franklin! This is the place to be if you’re looking to work out your body and your brain! 


Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Shopping for antiques or curious about a restaurant? Wanting to volunteer your time with a non-profit, or just stopping by downtown Franklin, TN for the day? Access it all on We encourage you to browse through the Living, News, Entertainment, Family & Kids, Real Estate, Visit, Resources and Events Calendar sections. There is something for everyone!

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